An astronaut working on the International Space Station ISS has taken this absolutely unbelievable photo.Astronaut Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency detected the super intense solar storm from the International Space Station and took some impressive photos.
Thomas Pesquet captured the moment the sun’s rays especially lit up the northern part of the Earth with dazzling auroras.
Thomas Pesquet shared pictures of the natural phenomenon on his personal Twitter page and wrote: “I discovered the strongest auroras in North America and Canada.”
The spectacular image shared by Thomas Pesquet shows the planet completely engulfed in green flames with a hint of pinkish blue at the end.
“When we see luminous auroras, we are observing billions of individual collisions, which light up the Earth’s magnetic field lines,” NASA said.
Auroras occur when charged particles from the Sun, known as the solar wind, run along the Earth’s magnetic field lines and interact with the atmosphere.
As the Earth’s magnetic field affects and deflects them, these interactions cause a build-up of energy and cause the atmosphere to glow. Beautiful natural phenomenon, visible from both ground and orbit.
Every 11 years, the Sun begins a new cycle, marked by periods of intense eruptions and magnetic explosions that send radiation rays into space. This is the 25th Solar Cycle since the numbering of the cycles began in 1755.